Beer Garden? Try VODKA Garden: Absolut Parc 2010

Events, Nightlife — By Kevin Revolinski on November 15, 2010 at 5:57 am

When the “winter” weather arrives in Thailand — meaning the end of the rainy season and relatively cooler and breezier temperatures — the open beer gardens start to sprout like weeds in Bangkok. ‘Tis the season.

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But Absolut takes it one step further with its Absolut Parc which sets up from November 10 through December 3 in what is otherwise Paragon Parc, the event square behind the dancing fountains between Siam Paragon and Siam Discovery.

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Rather than the usual beer towers, Absolut Parc serves up 750-ml vodka towers for 700-900 baht. Order a bottle or two of your favorite mixer as well. You won’t be drinking alone; the place really gets busy on weekends and calling for reservations is strongly recommended. Absolut Parc has a series of nightly concerts lined up as well. Performances start at 9:30-11pm and feature a variety of Thai performers including rock band Paradox (Nov 17) and rapper Joey Boy (Nov 24).

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There is also an ice bar on site with four frozen tables. 180 baht gets you ten minutes inside and one vodka drink. (If you are really on a mission for a hangover, you can toss back another one for another 100 baht.)

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For reservations call 084 717 3000. Warning: not much English spoken at this number but enough to give a name and time for your table. Find Absolut Parc Thailand on Facebook.

Absolut Parc opens at 6:30 pm daily from now through December 3.

Tags: absolut parc, absolut parc 2010, bangkok, beer garden, concert series, ice bar, paragon parc, vodka


  • ian says:

    The original Minus 5 ice bar in Silom is much better for 500 baht, you get unlimited vodka cocktail shots for 20 minutes.. The staff are really friendly there as well. Their bar is also an Absolut bar… I wonder which one came first…. Oh yes the one in Silom

  • Eric says:

    Reserving a table costs 900 Baht (same price for 2 or 4 people) and you need to be there by 6:30-7:00 or they will give it to someone else. You can go when it opens at 6:30, pay the 900 to reserve your table then go get some food or something if you don’t want to spent the whole time there. That’s my plan.

    Also, the person I got on the phone spoke no English. I asked for someone who could but “ho have” was the reply. My Thai got the job done so you really need a Thai speaker to make the call.

  • Kevin Revolinski says:

    Thanks for that, Eric. The phone call was a real struggle for me. Clearly organizers are only thinking of a Thai market by not just leaving a Thai-only speaker by the phone but also having nearly all information online in English as well.

  • Kevin Revolinski says:

    This is true, Ian, but part of the attraction of Absolut Parc of course is the concert series and it being outside. Minus 5 in Silom is nice because it comes with winter parkas and can be done anytime. (Weekends, however, are particularly busy of course.) At Siam Paragon it is seasonal/temporary while at Silom Road (attached to Jameson Pub) I believe it is permanent. Either way I’m not sure how wise the idea is of pounding as much vodka as you can in a race against the clock! 🙂


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